At the Allianz Arena, there will be a showdown between Bayern Munich and Villareal. The unthinkable happened in the first leg with the success of the “yellow submarine”, which was 1-0 thanks to Danjuma’s goal. The Spaniards even found a goal to double with Capoue, which was then canceled by the VAR for offside. Even in the second round, the Germans had started off on the wrong foot against the Austrians of Salzburg and had had to put things right when they returned.
It will be necessary to do the same thing in this round of 16, but it will be slightly more complicated because the opponent knows what they are doing and can manage an important advantage. However, Nagelsmann’s team is a steamroller at home: 4 wins out of 4 in front of their fans in this edition of the Champions League, with 20 goals scored.
The Bavarians will once again aim strongly at their striker, Robert Lewandowski, perhaps in his last year in Munich. On the other hand, there is one of the competition’s surprise teams: after last year’s success in the Europa League, Villareal want to stun even in Europe that counts and travel to Germany in search of a historic semi-final. The Spaniards have lost their last 3 away games in La Liga, but in the Champions League they have instead won 0-3 at Juventus, proving they are not a surprise anymore.
Bayern Munich WDWWLW
Bayern Munich, who won their last match, will be hoping for a repeat of their 1-0 Bundesliga 1 victory against Augsburg.
In that game, Bayern Munich had 68 percent possession and 14 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Bayern Munich’s lone player to score was Robert Lewandowski (82′). FC Augsburg 1907, on the other hand, had six shots on goal, one of which was on target.
Bayern Munich matches have lately been exciting affairs, with a lot of goalmouth activity being a great highlight. In their last six meetings, both teams have scored a total of 21 goals (at an average of 3.5 goals per game), with Bayern Munich scoring 17 of them.
Villarreal tied 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao in their previous La Liga match.
During the game, Villarreal had 60% possession and 11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Alfonso Pedraza (60′) was the only Villarreal player to score. Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, had 12 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Athletic Bilbao scored via Ral Garca (43′).
In recent Villarreal games, it has been evident that at least one team has kept a clean sheet. According to a review of their matches, this has occurred five times in their previous six meetings. During those matches, both teams have scored four goals, with Villarreal scoring six.
Injured and suspended
Bayern Munich: (Corentin Tolisso, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr, and Niklas Süle)
Villarreal: (Alberto Moreno).
Bayern Munich vs Villarreal Predicted XI
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski.
Villarreal Predicted XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Parejo, Coquelin, Capoue; Lo Celso; Moreno, Danjuma.
It will not be an easy challenge for Bayern, but the next round is within reach and the Bavarians cannot miss it. Villarreal will almost certainly be able to break down Bayern Munich in this game, but that will not prevent them from allowing a handful of goals at the opposite end.
Considering the results obtained so far in the Champions League, we expect both sides to score, resulting in a 2-1 triumph for Bayern Munich. This could easily go either way.
After the great match of the first leg, decided by a super hat-trick from Benzema, Real Madrid and Chelsea restart from 3-1 for the Blancos in this Champions League quarter-final second leg. At the Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti’s team must only legitimize the advantage and open the doors to the semifinal. The Spaniards have shown that they want to get to the top again this year; they are still hungry for success.
In London, the Merengues have exposed all the defects in the Blues’ defense and have struck, but now they have to be careful because even the opponents have many champions capable of changing history. In fact, Chelsea will try in every way to reopen the match, starting immediately with strong and unscrupulous practices. As long as they don’t score even one, Tuchel’s team would also need two goals to go to extra time.
As a result, we expect a highly competitive and emotional race. Among other things, these two teams have scored and suffered a lot in their last outings: The English team, for example, has conceded 7 goals in the last two at Stamford Bridge, while Real has collected 4 goals from Barcelona in the Clasico.
Real Madrid WWLWWW
Real Madrid are looking to win again after defeating Getafe 2-0 in La Liga.
During the game, Real Madrid had 69 percent possession and 26 shots on goal, eight of which were on target. Casemiro (38′) and Lucas Vázquez (68′) scored goals for Real Madrid. Getafe CF had eight shots on goal, none of which were on target.
In five of the last six encounters between Real Madrid and opponents, three or more goals per game have been scored. During this stretch, opponents scored seven times, while Real Madrid scored thirteen times.
Chelsea enter this encounter on the back of a 0-6 Premier League victory against Southampton in their last match.
In the game, Chelsea had 71 percent possession and 24 shots on goal, 14 of which were on target. Marcos Alonso (8′), Mason Mount (16′, 54′), Timo Werner (21′, 49′), and Kai Havertz (31) scored for Chelsea. Southampton made four attempts on goal, one of which was on target.
Chelsea have scored 21 goals in their last six matches, averaging 3.5 goals per match. From this sum, their opponents have gotten 8 points.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid: (Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard)
Chelsea: (César Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell)
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz.
There are all the conditions for a match full of opportunities. The many champions on the field and the stakes make it a splendid match, and we think we will see a great show.
Chelsea have the capacity to score a goal against this Real Madrid side in this encounter, but it may not be enough to avoid losing.
At the end of the game, we believe Real Madrid will win by a close 2-1 score.
When the two teams meet at Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool will try to offer fans another reason to cheer after outplaying Benfica in Lisbon a week ago. The Reds held Man City to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League derby, and they are undoubtedly in good spirits ahead of Benfica’s visit.
The Eagles, on the other hand, continue to rely on Darwin Nunez, who scored a hat-trick in the weekend’s 3-1 victory over Belenenses. At Anfield, though, Nelson Verissimo’s soldiers will face more pressure, as Liverpool pose a serious threat.
Liverpool come into this encounter fresh off a 2-2 Premier League draw against Manchester City.
In the game, Liverpool had 45 percent possession and six shots on goal, four of which were on target. Diogo Jota (13′) and Sadio Mané (46′) scored goals for Liverpool. Manchester City had 11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Manchester City scored through Kevin De Bruyne (5′) and Gabriel Jesus (36′).
As seen by their most recent results, the Liverpool backline deserves a lot of respect. Over the course of their previous six games, Liverpool have conceded three goals that have gone past their goalkeeper.
Benfica will enter this match on the back of a 3-1 Primeira Liga victory over Belenenses in their previous match.
In the game, Benfica had 63 percent possession and 27 shots on goal, with 8 on target.Darwin Nez scored three goals for Benfica (22′, 54′, and 58′). Belenenses, on the other hand, had eight shots on goal, two of which were on target. Belenenses scored through Afonso Sousa (3′).
Benfica have been scored against in five of their previous six games, allowing a total of nine goals. Benfica’s defense is in desperate need of reinforcements.
Injured and suspended
Benfica: (Rodrigo Pinho and Lucas Veríssimo)
Liverpool: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Liverpool vs Benfica Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Jota, Mane, Diaz.
Benfica City Predicted XI: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo, Silva, Weigl, Tarrabt, Everton, Ramos, Nunez.
Liverpool are heavy favorites to qualify for the Champions League, and with their home fans cheering them on, it’s difficult to imagine a different situation. The game might turn over if the Reds concede early, so Jurgen Koop’s team will aim to get out of the blocks swiftly.
We’re anticipating a competitive game, with Liverpool leading 2-1 at the final whistle.
A challenging week for Manchester City, who, after having struggled 1-0 at home in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Atlético, “stopped” Liverpool in the challenge for the Premier League title, equalized 2 – 2, and now they go to Madrid, to the Estadio Wanda Metrpolitano, for the delicate return of the match against the eleven Colchoneros coached by Diego Simeone.
It is probable that the hosts will still grind in defense as in the first leg, looking for the right sharp against the team of Pep Guardiola, who after the first leg had defined Atlético’s tactic as 5-5-0. After losing 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, Atlético suffered a 1-0 defeat in the final round of La Liga on Mallorca. Among the host players, there are some in doubt, like Gimenez and Herrera, while the guests will have to do without the suspended Gabriel Jesus.
Atlético Madrid WWWWLL
Atlético Madrid will be seeking to improve on their previous performance here, which ended in a 1-0 La Liga loss to Mallorca.
In the game, Atlético Madrid had 68 percent possession and 9 shots on goal, one of which was on target. RCD Mallorca had ten shots on goal against them, three of which were on target. Mallorca’s Vedat Muriqi scored in the 68th minute.
Atlético Madrid’s defense has put in a lot of effort recently, as evidenced by their recent results. Atlético Madrid have been stingy with their goals, with only four going past their goalkeeper in their last six games.
Manchester City DDWWWD
Manchester City drew 2-2 with Liverpool in their previous Premier League meeting.
In that game, Manchester City had 55% possession and 11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Kevin De Bruyne (5′) and Gabriel Jesus (36′) scored for Manchester City. Liverpool had six shots on goal, four of which were on goal. Liverpool’s goals came from Diogo Jota (13′) and Sadio Mané (46′).
Manchester City’s defensive players have conceded three goals in their previous six appearances, thanks to a string of impressive performances. Their forwards have scored nine goals in the same time period.
Injured and suspended
Atlético Madrid: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Manchester City: (Rúben Dias, Gabriel Jesus)
Atlético Madrid vs Manchester City Madrid Predicted XI
Atlético Madrid Predicted XI: Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Reinildo; Llorente, De Paul, Kondogbia, Koke, Lodi; Griezmann, Felix.
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.
Manchester City are favorites for victory in this match, and the advantage is that Atletico will have to try to uncover a minimum to at least put the challenge back in balance. We believe Atlético Madrid will have to exert a lot of pressure in order to score against a Manchester City team that we believe will score and win.
As a result, we’ve projected a close game with Manchester City winning 0-1 at the end.
A place in the Champions League semi-finals will be on the line when Atalanta and Leipzig meet at the Gewiss Stadium on Thursday evening. The two clubs drew 1-1 a week ago at Red Bull Arena, and another tight match is expected in Bergamo. Atalanta will be looking to avenge their 2-1 setback to Sassuolo, and Gianpiero Gasperini will almost certainly make changes to his starting lineup.
De Roon has returned from a domestic suspension, and Luis Muriel is expected to start against Leipzig. The Red Bulls, on the other hand, had little trouble defeating Hoffenheim 3-0. Leipzig and Atalanta appear to be evenly matched heading into the second leg, and every result appears to be on the cards.
Atalanta will be looking to avenge their 2-1 Serie A setback to Sassuolo in their previous match.
Atalanta had 50 percent possession and 15 shots on goal, four of which were on target, in the match. Luis Muriel (93′) was the lone player to score for Atalanta. Sassuolo had 14 shots on goal, seven of which were on target. Sassuolo’s goals came from Hamed Junior Traorè (24′, 61′).
In their last six games, Gian Gasperini’s Atalanta have found the back of the net a total of five times. In the same time period, they have conceded a total of 6 goals.
RB Leipzig DWDWDW
RB Leipzig enters this encounter on the back of a 3-0 Bundesliga 1 victory against Hoffenheim in their most recent match.
In the match, RB Leipzig had 51 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Christopher Nkunku (5′), Marcel Halstenberg (20′), and Dominik Szoboszlai (44′) scored goals for RB Leipzig. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, on the other hand, had three shots on goal, none of which were on target.
After a string of strong performances, the RB Leipzig defense has only conceded four goals in their last six games. During the same time frame, their own assault force had racked up 15 points.
Injured and suspended
Atalanta: (Bryan Cabezas, Josip Ilicic)
RB Leipzig: (Amadou Haidara)
Atalanta vs RB Leipzig Predicted XI
Atalanta Predicted XI: Musso; Tolói, Demiral, Palomino; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Zappacosta; Malinovskyi, Koopmeiners, Muriel.
RB Leipzig Predicted XI: Gulacsi; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol; Klostermann, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino; Olmo; Nkunku, Silva
Many emotions might be expected in a match like this between two great football teams. It should be mentioned, however, that Leipzig hails from a strong defensive background, although Atalanta has recently been known for producing a lot of blocked matches.
We believe that RB Leipzig will score a goal against this Atalanta team in this game, but it will not be as many as they have scored against them previously.
By the time the referee blows the final whistle, we expect Atalanta to have won 2-1.
Barcelona will try to clinch their spot in the Europa League semi-finals when they welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Camp Nou on Thursday evening, following a 3-2 La Liga win over Levante.
Barcelona’s been impressive in 2022, so it’s no surprise that the odds for a home victory have been decreasing. For the away team, January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who appears unstoppable at the moment, will be the man to watch, while Luuk de Jong and Pedri are pressing for recalls after scoring in Valencia.
The home squad will be without Gerard Pique, Memphis Depay, Sergino Dest, and Sergio Roberto due to injuries. Die Adler, on the other hand, aren’t known for being terrific travelers, which is still another reason to favor a home victory. In terms of the Bundesliga side, midfielder Djibril Sow is doubtful to play in the second leg after limping off in the 2-1 loss to Freiburg.
Barcelona will be hoping for more of the same after their recent La Liga triumph over Levante, which they won by a score of 2-3.
Barcelona had 64% possession and 14 shots on goal, seven of which were on target in that game. Barcelona scored three goals through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang (59′), Pedri (63′), and Luuk de Jong (92′). Levante UD, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Levante’s goals came from José Luis Morales (52′) and Gonzalo Melero (83′).
Barcelona haven’t had any trouble scoring, as they’ve hit the target in each of their last six games.
During that time, they’ve amassed a total of 15 points and given up a total of four.
Eintracht Frankfurt WDDDDL
Eintracht Frankfurt will be looking to avenge their last setback in Bundesliga 1 play, which came at the hands of Freiburg.
In the game, Eintracht Frankfurt had 53% possession and 18 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Eintracht Frankfurt’s sole player to score was Filip Kostic (54′). Freiburg, on the other hand, had 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Freiburg’s goals came from Vincenzo Grifo (27′) and Nils Petersen (69′).
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner has found the back of the net five times in their past six games, giving them a goals per game average of 0.83.
Injured and suspended
Barcelona: (Diant Ramaj and Christopher Lenz)
Eintracht Frankfurt: (, Sergiño Dest, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Samuel Umtiti and Dani Alves)
Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI
Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Piqué, García, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Aubamayeng, Ferran Torres.
Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted XI: Trapp; Chandler, Hinteregger, N’Dicka; Knauff, Jakić, Rode, Kostić; Lindstrøm, Borré, Kamada.
Xavi Hernández’s club has now gone 15 games without losing, with the one defeat coming in the match against Frankfurt. But it doesn’t mean nothing: that great statistic includes games in which the Blaugrana have excelled and scored easily, as well as contests in which they have fought tooth and nail.
In contrast, Eintracht Frankfurt may find it difficult to score, but we believe they will do so here.
As a result, we expect Barcelona to win by a comfortable 3-1 margin at the end of the game.